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Project Management
Project/Program Manager II - Communities of Opportunity
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Job Description


Public Health - Seattle and King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Communities of Opportunity (COO) is accepting applications for a full-time, term-limited temporary position as a Project/Program Manager II. This Term-limited Temporary (TLT) position is anticipated to last 24 months. Individuals interested in joining our team must be committed to racial, social and economic equity for ALL people in King County. We're looking for a team player with strong communication skills who can help advance COO's vision of enhancing community leadership, investing in community-led solutions, and advocating for institutional, systems and policy change so that all people thrive and prosper, regardless of race or place. If you enjoy working collaboratively and are open to continuously learning, improving and sharing lessons, and being an agent for change, you're encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from people who will help us consistently demonstrate the values of equity, respect and partnership.

The Project/Program Manager II (PPM II) position will work collaboratively with COO staff and community partners to expand our portfolio of visual and narrative content. The candidate selected for this position will be an outstanding writer, editor, and storyteller with experience using innovative and established tools. They will gather and analyze program information to develop creative and strategic communications that support and highlight community-level and initiative-wide work. In addition, the PPM II will work directly with community organizations and grass-roots coalitions, building on community's strengths and assets. The PPM II will draw on experience bringing people together to convene sessions with stakeholders to share and hear lessons learned across the initiative. The PPM II will provide technical assistance, manage grant agreements, and services contracts related to skills and capacity building, strategic communications, and storytelling projects.

The PPM II will join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team that includes COO co-founding partners at King County's Department of Public Health, Department of Community and Human Services, and the Seattle Foundation. This is a full-time, TLT position that is funded through the voter-approved Best Starts for Kids levy and reports to the COO Program Manager III.

Communities of Opportunity (COO) is a community initiative that was launched through a partnership between King County and the Seattle Foundation in 2014. Through community partnerships, COO is creating greater racial, economic, health and social equity that enables all people in King County to thrive and prosper. We convene and fund community-led solutions at the intersection of housing, health, economic opportunity, and community connection. COO seeks to build support and accelerate momentum through collaborative projects, policy & system change efforts, and learning activities to improve population health and well-being in parts of the county where the greatest health and well-being disparities exist.

Information about COO is available at www.COOpartnerships.org.

Job Duties

* Program/Project Communications: Research, plan, write and edit various documents in draft and final form, including reports, newsletters, correspondence, op-ed articles, news releases, fact sheets, education materials, and website content. Develop messaging and communication tools for key issues or to frame COO strategies. Produce marketing materials and outreach tools and materials, including on-line content.
* Communications planning: Collaborate with staff in the formulation of communication plans and strategies to translate data into stories.
* Technical Assistance: Act as liaison to community-based nonprofit and grass-root coalition partnerships on behalf of COO/King County. Provide technical assistance and resources to community partners. Plan and convene sessions with partners to learn about community conditions, challenges, and successful projects/models.
* Maintain an understanding of best practices and promising approaches to racial equity, social determinants of health, community-economic development, and/or public health. Evaluate information relevant to COO result areas of community connections, economic opportunity, promoting health and safe & affordable housing.
* Contract Management: Manage service agreements and contracts with community agencies including developing scopes of work and ensuring grantee produces identified deliverables.
* Other duties, as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

* Subject matter expertise in one or more of these practice and policy areas: housing, economic development, social determinants of health and/or public health. The equivalent of four years of experience or advanced training/education in planning, public administration, social work/human services, public health, community development or other closely related field.
* Experience with community-based initiatives: Experience with community-driven planning, implementation, and participatory evaluation of projects, programs and services. Experience in policy development and implementation.
* Skilled in synthesizing and communicating technical information in writing, orally, and visually to a variety of audiences: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Skills in writing and editing information in a clear and concise manner. Demonstrated experience with research, production of written reports and/or communication products. Skilled in producing reports, fact sheets and education materials, with high proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite products, social media, and web-based enabled tools.
* Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrated ability and commitment to working collaboratively in a team environment with a variety of multi-disciplinary partners. Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders. Ability to act in a tactful and diplomatic manner with strong listening skills with diverse groups.
* Community engagement experience working with diverse ethnic-minority and low-income communities.
* Commitment to equity and social justice and ability to use an equity lens.


* Graphic or Visual design skills are a plus: Ability to use graphics, photography, and videography to effectively engage audiences in content. Able to develop graphics to share data and stories using a variety of graphics software. Create infographics, brochures and other materials, coordinating with subject matter experts.


* The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.
* Valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to travel to locations in King County that may not be served by public transportation.

Supplemental Information

The selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, interviewing, and references.

* Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
* Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
* Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.

Note: Online applications are preferred. However, if you cannot apply online, go to

www.kingcounty.gov/jobs for other options.

If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the contact listed on the job announcement or the department's Human Resources Service Delivery Manager.


Applications will be reviewed after the job posting closes. The following items are required to be considered for this position:

* NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line application
* Supplemental questionnaire responses
* Cover letter which details how you meet or exceed the qualifications.
* Resume

You may attach multiple documents if you wish:

* Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
* Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.

Providing information only in a resume or a cover letter will not be considered a complete application. You must completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience.

For more information on our selection process, please refer to http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/jobs.aspx